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So my hair get's thinner, and the doc said that I should better get a hat or cap or someting, to protect my head from the sunrays, so I won't get sunburns or skincancer or similiar. I guess that's no bad idea, since my skin is somewhat sensitive anyway. I don't know much about hats, and rarely pay much attention to my outfits, normally just going with black jeans, black leather boots and a fitting shirt of some sort, just casual stuff. I don't need anything fancy for my job either, working as a programmer. So I'm of course wondering which hat might fit. I looked through some shops, but they got so many models, and I'm sure that some might look good on the shop but horrible on your head. Like, maybe there are some kind of rules such as "with a long face you better wear that, with a round face those", or "if you are tall you can wear that, if you are short (which I am somewhat) better take one of those" or whatever. I wanted to ask if anyone who has more experience in these matters could give me some advice, what might fit and what might be an absolute no-go. Of course, wearing black most of the time anyway, I'd prefer a black hat or cap as well. I considered a woollen black cap, like the ones dock workers used to wear. But since I got a pretty round face anyway, I fear that one of those might make it even worse. So what else? These black bogart hats or fedoras look pretty slick, but I assume they fit mostly to guys wearing suits (which I normally don't), where I'm looking for something I can simply wear to about all occasions, no matter if I go with friends to some gothic festival, shopping with girl or have a stroll through the forest. Oh yeah, I'm normally not the attention seeker, so I'd probably not wear a sombrero or something. I don't mind something unusual if it fits to me, but in general I prefer not to draw too much attention. I put a photo of myself, which is about 2 years old, in these spoiler tags. I still have rather long hair, will probably cut them off in a year or two.

First post here in the forum, hope it's the right one and that someone got some advice. In case it's the wrong place or something: sorry.
Thanks for any advice.
 

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SF is not real big on hats. If you are serious and not just trolling (sorry but with only 1 post there's no track record to indicate otherwise), I would suggest that you ask this on the Fedora Lounge, www.fedoralounge.com. They are the real hat guys and can tell you way more than you knew existed about hats. Also, unlike SF, Fedora Lounge is a low-snark community.
 

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Originally Posted by Wideknot
SF is not real big on hats. If you are serious and not just trolling (sorry but with only 1 post there's no track record to indicate otherwise), I would suggest that you ask this on the Fedora Lounge, www.fedoralounge.com. They are the real hat guys and can tell you way more than you knew existed about hats. Also, unlike SF, Fedora Lounge is a low-snark community.

Nah no troll, I'm normally not much into fashion discussion and just choose one that seemed to be active. Thanks for the advice, I'll check the one out you suggested.
 

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Honestly, if you go to a reputable elite stylist (~$100), they can work some magic on your hair.

The fact that it's long gives them a blank canvas to work on.

I would recommend work on your hair first, then pick a hat that matches.


You might wanna add some color to your wardrobe too so your options on hats will expand. Maybe start off with muted earthy palettes to match your style.
 

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An English driving cap is, IMO, very flattering on most men. Fedoras usually look like an affectation.
 

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